Tom Aspinall made an emphatic begin to life within the UFC again in July when he secured a first-round knockout on the Darren Until and Robert Whittaker undercard.
The English heavyweight has a formidable report of with all eight of his victories coming by way of first spherical stoppage.
The Wigan-born star, 27, is again in motion this weekend on Combat Island as he takes on Frenchman Alan Boudot in his UFC debut (8-1).
talkSPORT caught up with Aspinall forward of his second UFC bout and discovered a bit extra concerning the fearsome puncher.
On signing with the UFC…
I had truly turned UFC down beforehand as a result of I believed I wanted extra expertise. I had one other bout with Cage Warriors in 2019 and at the moment, we have been struggling to search out opponents for me anyway.
Then, the day after my final battle with Cage Warriors my coach mentioned UFC have despatched a contract over. Cage Warriors mentioned we’ll battle to match what they’re supplying you with now and that was the choice made, actually.
On his sensational UFC debut…
That’s what I anticipated, actually. It’s nice to go on the market and placed on the efficiency that you just hope to however I’m simply seeking to get higher and higher now. These first-round finishes are what I’ve change into recognized for and it’s at all times the purpose.
On the UFC heavyweight division…
I don’t assume there are very many good heavyweights on the market proper now to be sincere. I really feel assured that I’ll work my approach up the ranks, however on the proper tempo.
I’m not making an attempt to hurry into something, however I don’t see something on the market that makes me second guess myself or something like that.
On his finest or favorite heavyweight fighter…
Oh, I do know all concerning the heavyweights. I watch every part. I do know he’s the champion, however I nonetheless assume Stipe Miocic is class. He doesn’t fairly get the respect he deserves and while you take a look at it, he’s most likely the best heavyweight of all-time. Laborious to argue that.
On Jon Jones making his solution to heavyweight…
He’ll be probably the most expert man within the division and can most likely dominate it. He’s a terrific fighter however so far as me getting the possibility to battle him, I’d think about he’ll be gone by the point I make my solution to that finish of the rankings.
To be sincere, I’d wouldn’t thoughts avoiding him anyway as a result of he’s one harmful man!
Watch Tom Aspinall in motion this Saturday as UFC Combat Island returns on BT Sport